Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, has been named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position, jointly held in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, became effective June 1.
A recognized scholar, researcher, clinician and teacher in the field of breastfeeding, Stuebe’s work bridges clinical and public health practice. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, she aims to develop and implement programs and policies in prenatal and postnatal care that help parents improve their own health and the health of their children.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to forge collaborations with colleagues across the University,” she said. “By enabling more women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, we can improve health across two generations.”
The Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative (GBAI) was launched with the aim of increasing political commitment to and investment in breastfeeding as the cornerstone of child nutrition, health and development. CGBI is one of many member organizations/partners of GBAI that participated in a kick-off meeting at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York, from April 29-30, 2015 – a first opportunity for partners to convene in person to outline key priorities for the coming year and clearly define what steps would be taken to achieve the initiative’s three strategic goals:
- Foster leadership and alliances and effectively integrate and communicate breastfeeding messages;
- Mobilize resources and promote accountability;
- Build knowledge and evidence to enhance breastfeeding policies, programmes, financing and communication.
Preclarus Press has published the proceedings from our 2013 Symposium. This book was edited by Paige Hall Smith and Miriam Labbok.
Get it here. Enjoy!
Safe to Sleep Campaign Breastfeeding Outreach Meeting -
Dr. Kristin Tully and Prof. Miriam Labbok represented the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the Safe to Sleep Campaign Breastfeeding Outreach Meeting at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in Bethesda, Maryland on March 10, 2015. The theme was moving away from blanket statement public health messaging of what not to do and towards conversations about optimizing infant sleep locations and realizing breastfeeding goals. Meeting notes are available by contacting Kristin at Kristin.Tully@unc.edu
Commission on the Status of Women 59 (CSW59) -
CGBI joins with other international breastfeeding-support organizations in the preparations for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place this month in New York. The session will focus on Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Read more at about the background of CSW59 here, and read the joint statement prepared for the March meeting here. Share widely!!